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  • Holding a Foster Child’s Mind in Mind: Study Protocol for a Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial of Mentalization-based Therapy (MBT) for Foster Families

    This trial is the first experimental study of a family therapeutic intervention based on attachment theory for foster families within the Scandinavian context.

    Authors: Dalgaard, N., Villumsen, A.M., Sørensen, K., et al.

  • Understanding change - Developing a typology of therapy outcomes from the experience of adolescents with depression

    Interview data from 83 participants from a clinical trial of the psychological treatment of adolescent depression was analysed using ideal type analysis.

    Authors: Choudhury, A., Lecchi, T. & Midgley, N.

  • Emotion regulation in children (ERiC): A protocol for a randomised clinical trial to evaluate the clinical and cost effectiveness of Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT) for school-age children with mixed emotional and behavioural difficulties

    The majority of children referred to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in the UK will present with mixed emotional and behavioural difficulties, but most mental health treatments are developed for single disorders.

    Authors: Midgley, N., Mortimer, R., Carter, C., Casey, P., et al.

  • So Young, So Sad, So Listen. A parents’ guide to depression in children and young people

    This book, written by two experts in child and adolescent mental health, describes how to recognise depression and what causes it; and provides guidance on how parents can support their child, including up-to-date advice on seeking professional help.

    Authors: Graham, P., Midgley, N.

  • Essentials of Ideal-Type Analysis A Qualitative Approach to Constructing Typologies

    The book presents ideal-type analysis, a qualitative data analysis technique researchers may use to construct typologies. The authors ground the method in its sociological roots, clearly describe and illustrate the seven steps of ideal-type analysis, and base their discussion of the method's benefits and limitations on their own research experiences.

    Authors: Stapley, E., O'Keeffe, S., Midgley, N.

  • Therapeutic Work for Children with Complex Trauma: A Three-Track Psychodynamic Approach

    Therapeutic Work for Children with Complex Trauma offers a contemporary three-track psychodynamic treatment model to mental health professionals working with traumatised children and their caregivers.

    Authors: Vliegen, N., Tang, E., Midgley, N., Luyten, P., Fonagy, P.

  • Constructs associated with youth crime and violence amongst 6-18 year olds: A systematic review of systematic reviews

    The aim of the present research was to identify constructs associated with youth crime and violence amongst 6-18 year olds. A systematic review of systematic reviews of constructs associated with youth crime and violence was conducted.

    Authors: Ullman, R., Lereya, S. T., Glendinnin, F., Deighton, J., Labno, A., Liverpool, S., & Edbrooke-Childs, J.

  • Testing the structure of the BERRI using exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis

    The BERRI is a practitioner-reported mental health and psych-adjustment measure for children and young people who are in care. Using data from care settings, this study examined the psychometric properties of the BERRI.

    Authors: Viziteu, A. D., Costa da Silva, L., Edbooke-Childs, J., Hillman, S., Silver, M., Westlake, M., Harju-Seppänen, J.

  • Defining young people’s mental health self-care: a systematic review and co-development approach

    This study combines perspectives from the academic literature and young people to co-develop a definition of young people's mental health self-care. A systematic review identified how self-care had been conceptualised in existing research, and these concepts were evaluated and extended in a workshop with young people to produce the final definition.

    Authors: Truscott, A, Hayes, D., Bardsley, T., Choksi, D., Edbrooke-Childs, J.